Hedge Funds

Merlin hires two traders

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Merlin Securities, a boutique broker/dealer focused on prime brokerage services, has added two traders to a recently launched outsourced trading service offered to its hedge fund and private investor clients.

Vincent Agosta and Michael Jablonski join the firm from Trading LLC, an outsourced trading desk service that Agosta founded in 2001. Prior to that, Agosta ran the trading desk at Elijah Asset Management. Jablonski was previously with W. Quillen Securities, a boutique equity research firm.

Merlin began offering an outsourced trading desk to clients in September, initially staffing the division with three traders from Banc of America Securities. The